Sophie Wessex has been forced to cancel a royal engagement after falling ill.
- The Countess of Wessex was due to visit The Old Fire Station in Gipton, Leeds.
- However, it’s been revealed she had to cancel the engagement, because she’s unwell.
- This follows royal news that the Queen has made a big change to her protocol.
The sad news was shared by the community hub she was due to visit. They wrote on Twitter, ‘We are sorry to announce that HRH the Countess of Wessex is unwell and has had to postpone her planned visit to our community hub this afternoon. We wish her a speedy recovery.’
As coronavirus spreads across the country, they were quick to add that the virus is not the reason behind the royal’s cancelation.
They added, ‘And don't worry, its not covid19) We look forward to welcoming HRH in the future.’
Sophie, who was also out and about earlier this week with his husband Edward, was due to meet the team behind The Old Fire Station and representatives from the charities based in the building.
A statement explaining the engagement read, 'Her Royal Highness will be meeting the team behind The Old Fire Station along with members of the Heselden family and Leeds Community Foundation. The Countess will also meet representatives from charities and services who reside in the building including: Leeds Cookery School, Elevate - Gipsil, Space2 Leeds, Zest, Healthwatch Leeds, People in Action, SLATE Feel Good Cafe & Safari Cubs Nursery.
'The Countess will also meet the family of the late Pam Leighton who passed away suddenly in September 2019. Pam was an integral part of the Leeds Eastern Fire Heritage Group who have worked with Space2 to curate a museum of memorabilia around the history of The Old Fire Station which dates back to 1937.'
We hope Sophie feels better soon!
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